Change management is a term that gets used fairly loosely when companies hope to implement change. It can seem fairly straightforward. The company wants to move from x to z. How do the leaders make it happen? Well, through Change Management, of course. But what does that mean really? A definition that I like to work from is "the application of a set of tools, processes, skills and principles for managing the people side of change to achieve the required outcomes of a change project or initiative." The idea here is that if you cannot get the people who need to implement the change on board, the change will not be sustainable and will ultimately fail.
When I work with leaders around implementing change, I always start with... (READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE)